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sign for the water supply. nbc's miguel almaguer reports from california, sierra nevada mountains. >> reporter: in the mountains of california's gold country, this season, a different kind of boom. >> the amount of snowpack determines how much water we're going to have next summer. >> reporter: the sierra nevada snowpack sits at 134% of normal. early snowstorms have dumped half a typical winter's snowfall in just two weeks. >> that's a huge turnaround from last year. >> reporter: the change in just 12 months is dramatic. last year on this day in squaw valley. this year. but chris field and his team who won a nobel prize for their work on climate change warn snow is melting faster than ever before. >> we have been seeing earlier snowmelt, and we have been seeing this in a consistent way, and it's something we expect to continue as the climate warms. >> reporter: for now, reservoirs are filling fast, a lifeline for the nation's largest agriculture-producing state, which uses 75% of its water for irrigation. the snowpack here in the california sierras should help ease a drought that'
these last 60 years is to tempt travelers off interstate 80 in the utah-nevada border, with this tiny gash of high desert, casino commerce and leave lighter in the wallet. knowing precious little about the stories wendover love to tell about the racers that come here to break speed records at the nearby bonneville flats, and the plane that took off for hiroshima. but there's also the story they whispered to each other up and down the little strip, the one that shocked them all, that puzzles them still about the terrible night when three families lost their teenage children. about the dark mysteries spawned under the pointing grin of wendover will. ♪ >> it was a thursday afternoon. a windy, late winter day in the high desert, here at the local high school, star runner micaela costanzo cleaned up after track practice. mickey, as everyone called her, intended to walk home. wasn't far, about a mile. her usual ride, her sister christina was out of town. >> before we had left, me and/or my husband would always pick micaela up from school, and so we were, like, are you sure you're going to have
, south dakota had the highest vaccination rate, 51% of the state, while nevada had the lowest vaccination rate last year at just 32%. in montgomery county, maryland, just outside of d.c., fire department ambulances are often rerouted to different e.r.s since so many hospitals are already full with flu patients, especially the elderly. >> our paramedics, firefighters, emts have seen a tripling of flu-like cases this month, as well as over 200 more transports this month. >> reporter: just 15 days. >> as compared to last year. >> reporter: doctors continue to urge everyone to get vaccinated, even this far into the season. >> it's not too late to get a flu shot, but it does take about two weeks for the immunity to kick in. >> reporter: back at leah's home -- >> i have to say this feels worse than any other sickness i've had in years. >> reporter: a lot of people are asking, if i get the vaccine, how long am i protected? well, the experts are saying that at least through this season and maybe a little bit longer than that, brian? >> we learned last night it lessens the severity of it. if you d
cool here over all of nevada and california. this weak low along the coast will bring up just a little bit of light shower activity. most of you will see a quarter inch or more. is there more cold air on the way? this tracks the cold air from the arctic over the next seven days. you can see the blue shows where the cold is. it looks like for the most part throughout the upcoming weekend, much of the country warms up. then a little sliver of cold air comes down at us it. looks like tuesday, wednesday and thursday of next week and probably significantly kind of cold in areas of idaho and montana and near spokane. again, that's the middle of next week. so we get a little break from this cold spell. then it looks like next week gets chilly in the northwest, but today's forecast again, just a few late-day showers. that's the only weather headline out there. that's a look at the nationalou california, enjoyable right through the weekend. i don't think you mind the cold so much as long as it is sunny. when you get the cold and cloudy it is a lot worse. >> that does make things worse. thank yo
at fallon, nevada, 30 degrees with finally a break from some of that snow. we are going to see a break from the rain today in seattle but more rain will move in for the weekend. >> looks like it might and good ski weekend for a lot of folks there. >> that's the plus side for sure. great ski snow. >> thank you. >>> stocks rock as the s&p hits a five-year high. an update on stranded whales and thousands of white collar jobs coming to the u.s. >>> plus, the huge cruise liner that ran ashore. we go toitly lto italy to see costa concordia is one year later. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back. some stories now making news this morning. california governor jerry brown may have done the impossible. in 2010 when he took office in california, it faced a $26 billion deficit. but by 2014, brown may enjoy a surplus of over $20 million. >>> in colorado james holmes will be tried in the aurora theater rampage that left 12 people dead and another 70 wounded. defense lawyers said they were not ready to enter a plea and are expected to use an insanity defense there. >>> in canada, 11 killer wha
country in nevada. as far as the cascades go a little bit maybe six to 12 near seattle maybe three to six there between portland and medford. in the mountains not down on i-5. today's forecast we got the rain and notice at the high elevations. that doesn't go into southern california. that's a look at your national washington state that rain will be with you most of the day. so it looks like the cold air, now we get the storm out, all the cold air will be spilling into the west. >> thanks a lot. >>> well, what's holding up tax returns? the debt ceiling fix that fits in your pocket. and the new year's dish that will definitely break the bank. >>> plus, could your favorite drink be making you feel lousy? you're watching "early today." is >> here are some of the stories we're watching for you. the united nations says about 1 million syrians are going hungry because of difficulties getting supplies into conflict zones. the u.n.'s world food program is handing out rations to about 1.5 million people in syria every month, but 1 million more are still in need. >>> in australia, more than 130 fir
expected. cloundz clouds are spilling through nevada and northern california. filtered sunshine san francisco northwards and sunny, cool in getting into the 70s even this time of the year is a little cool. today's the worst of it. looks like the weather will improve in many areas of the west but get colder toward the weekend. >> arizona's okay, though? >> they're fine. not complaining. >> 70s, come on. >> the only ones complaining are the snow birds. >>> aig with a curious way to say thanks. a place where silence is not so golden. a computer the whole family can sit down to. a bumpy start to one couple's day to remember. this is "early today." >>> welcome back. the department of defense has segmentsed a class-action don't ask, don't tell lawsuit. giving full discharge to gay and lesbian service members who were forced to leave the military because of their sexual orientation. >>> in chicago the medical examiner is expected to exhume the body of a lottery winner who may have been murdered. they say khan injected a lethal dose of cyanide one day after the state cut him a check for the
. pretty sample forecast for nevada, arizona, california. lots of sunshine today after a cold start. again, freezing fog until about 10:00 a.m. in isolated portions of seattle to portland. it is hit and miss where it is. same case will be tomorrow morning. too. los angeles, you're in for a stretch of just fantastic weather. all that cold conditions you had ringing in the new year are long gone. we are sitting pretty with sunshine across the board through monday, mid to upper 70s. >> what i wouldn't do to be in l.a.? >> that's a nice week to be there. >> so jealous of them. thank you, bill. >>> who parties harder than charlie sheen? according to sheen johnny depp and sean penn are both hard core, which is hard for sheen to keep up with. >>> well, actor conrad bain best known as the father figure on the '80s hit series "different strokes" has passed away monday at the age of 89. >>> al pacino and his "scarface" director are re-teaming for the film of "happy valley," a feature about penn state coach joe paterno. >>> and here's a topless ryan gosling. we love that. in a recent interview, the a
portions of nevada, vegas is chilly at 37. this high pressure system hasn't allowed the air to change. we have the air stagnation warnings in many areas from washington state down the oregon. besides the poor air quality you should see a decent amount of sunshine nearly 80 degrees in l.a., phoenix at 74. beautiful through much of the southwest. thatbe careful of freezing fog possible before 9:00 a.m. in the west. >> as far as rain chances go, none coming for a while. >> aren't they lucky. thanks so much. >> the new evident nbc polls on guns in america and we'll show you a 12 pound gold nugget that was found on a beach. plus take a look at this frightening video. a purse thief takes her purse and hurls her on to the tracks. what happened next? we'll tell you. >>> welcome back, here's some other stories making news this morning. the latest nbc/"wall street journal" poll found that 56% of americans want stricter gun laws. that's less than the 60% to 70% who supported stricter gun laws during the '90s when congress passed the assault weapons ban. the new poll found that 7% think the gun laws
, nevada, high of 41. we broke record high temperatures yesterday in southern california, so a total opposite of what areas in northern plains are seeing. >> must be nice. thanks so much. >>> straight ahead, we'll take you to israel where benjamin netanyahu is hoping to be re-elected as prime minister today. >>> a woman faints and fails to the rescue. the dramatic rescue when "early today" returns in two minutes. >>> welcome back to "early today." elections are being held in israel today to determine if prime minister benjamin netanyahu will win a third term in office. nbc's jim maceda is in tel aviv. jim, good morning. now, prime minister's netanyahu's coalition government may be weaker after today's voting. will that change israel's policies? >> reporter: good morning, mara. the latest polling showed even though netanyahu's party is about to lose eight to ten seats in the parliament, he'll still make it a comfortable win today. the policies going forward, that will be largely shaped by the coalition he forms to govern with and that horse trading will start in earnest probably as ea
now in the sierra. probably 2 to 4 inches around lake tahoe as the system moves on to northern nevada. there's not a lot of moisture to work with. this is a cold pattern for us. we get the systems that drop if out of the north. but it will toss a few showers possibly around mt. hamilton and around the coastal range into tonight and tomorrow morning. just like we saw today, mostly sunny skies. those winds will make things feel very cool out there tomorrow. highs only in the low to mid 50s. so the rainfall projections keep dialing back. it makes sense if a cold system out of the north, not a lot of moisture to work with. for the esarah, if you're heading up interstate 80 or highway 50 tomorrow, may see chain controls right around midday as the snow picks up around lunchtime. .tomorrow should see mid to upper 50s around the tri-valley. a little breezy at times, winds from 15 to 30 miles per hour. 54 in san francisco. the trend here in the seven-day forecast is the coolest day of the week is tomorrow, maybe monday. temperatures in the low to mid 50s. as we pass the middle part of the week
, that's right. and tomorrow he's going to nevada to create public pressure, the white house says. it was supposed to be the place where he was going to launch this push for immigration, but the white house is very supportive of what this bipartisan group of senators are not ready to fully endorse the deal, but they endorse it in principle. and that's exactly right. and it goes to what kelly said at the beginning, brian. both parties -- big deals happen in washington when the political self interests align. and john mccain has been very straightforward about the self interests of the republican party. they have got to fix their problems with hispanics, and that's why they're at the table. >> all right, chuck todd, at the white house tonight. chuck, thanks. >>> it has been exactly three months since hurricane sandy tore up the east coast, and finally tonight, after a four-week delay, the senate gave final approval to a $50 billion aid package to help the region rebuild. this bill was delayed when the clock ran out. you'll recall at the new year on the legislative session before a v
. >>> president obama flew to nevada to make a point today, a politically crucial place to throw his arms against a new path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants in this country. our white house correspondent peter alexander has our report from las vegas. >> reporter: the first trip of president obama's second term had the energy of a campaign event. vis issing this high school to build support for immigration reform. >> now is the time to find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants that still see america as the land of opportunity. >> reporter: the president's plan calls for bolstering border security, cracking down on employers hiring undocumented workers, and most controversially allowing 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the u.s. to earn citizenship by paying taxes and passing a background check, among other requirements. >> this is not just a debate about policy, it is about people. >> reporter: mr. obama described a similar bipartisan plan in the senate as encouraging, but republicans are also warning the president that there are limits to thei
from oregon southward to nevada and arizona, a really beautiful weather pattern. and we are going to make it pretty nice today on friday in the northwest with temperatures in the upper 40s to lower 50s. just to make richard more jealous, here's the difficult five-day forecast in l.a. as we go through the weekend, mid-70s and drop to 72 by the time we get to monday. >> not 72, please, bill, no! i'm going to have to put on an extra parka or something. >>> oprah's 59th birthday was a little more painful thanks to tyler perry. oprah said he sent her a flower arrangement so large she pulled her back trying to lift it. the biggest surprise oprah picks things up herself. >>> patty andrews of the andrew sisters has died at the age of 94. remember that song. that trio was best known for that song "boogie woogie bugle boy of company b." >>> rihanna has officially confirmed she is back with chris brown. the two split in 2009 after brown severely beat rihanna but she's saying, quote, it's different now, we don't have those types of arguments anymore, end quote. >>> for the first time in 36 ye
'll be right back. >>> tickets for the popular burning man festival in the nevada desert are going on sale soon. but some veterans think the new prices are just ridiculously high. prices have been going up every year. but this year they start at $380 apiece. compare that to $240 last year. there will be some tickets available for those who qualify for the low income ticket plan. tickets go on sale in february. and this year it will be first come, first serve, not lottery like in years past. the week-long festival is held the week leading up to labor day. when it started in the 1980s, by the way, burning man was actual lay free event. >>> hey, 49er fans, tickets for the play-offs good on sale tomorrow. and there will be a limited number of tickets available on ticketmaster. the game is this coming saturday, 5:00 at the stick. all 49ers home games since 1981 have sold out. so hopefully you'll be ready. the niners play the green bay packers, a team they beat in their season opener. >>> and now time to check in with henry wofford of comcast sportsnet. it's been a long time since we've talked about
while at a south lake tahoe music festival on new years eve. alyssa byrnes' father is in nevada and air and ground searches have been going on all day. kimberly has new details. she joins us live from petaluma where the teenager's mother is waiting and hoping for the best. >> reporter: hoping for the best and hoping her daughter will walk into the front door any time now. today, authorities did expand the search area in lake tahoe and are continuing to conduct interviews, both in lake tahoe and also here in petaluma. friends who saw 19-year-old alyssa byrne right before she went missing say she was not acting like herself. >> she was a really happy personal girl. >> reporter: they were in tahoe for the three-day outdoor snow globe music festival. her friends say on new years eve she left the concert to head back to the hotel by herself. that's when one of her friends say he ran into her in the lobby and something wasn't right. >> she seemed intoxicated or under the influence of some type of drug. >> reporter: this was the last interaction friends had with her. >> we probably called her
from the rain next thursday. moves right back in by friday. in some spots through elko, nevada. bakersfield, california should top out at 69 degrees. a break from the rain but more showers work back in but very poor air quality out in that area. >>> thanks. more violent attacks in afghanistan today. taliban suicide bombers blew up a car in the capital of kabul. that set off a long gun battle that left three militants dead. ten others were wounded including six civilians and four security officers. it was the second raid inside the afghan capital in less than a week. >>> the death toll from the terrorist siege of algeria has reached at least 81. forces searching the natural gas plant looking for explosives found more bodies. one official said that many of them were so badly disfigured it was unclear whether they were hostages or militants. algerian special forces soldiers stormed the plant on saturday to end the four-day siege. dozens of hostages including american, british, french, and japanese workers were left dead or missing. >>> the teams for this year's super bowl showdown
, the democrats want it and fourth, republicans need it. >> reporter: senator marco rubio in a nevada newspaper today insisted illegal immigrants must earn their new citizenship. we can't round up millions of people and deport them but we also can't fix our broken immigration system if we provide incentives for people to come here illegally. also front and center, the battle over guns. president obama telling the new "republic" magazine that advocates of gun control have to do a little more listening than they do sometimes. asked if he has ever fired a gun, mr. obama said, up at camp david we do skeet shooting all the time, like jfk used to years ago. on "meet the press," former vice presidential candidate paul ryan referred to last month's newtown tragedy as a watershed moment. >> it's our worst nightmare, something like this happening. let's go beyond just this debate and make sure we get deeper. what's our policy on mental illness? what's going on in our culture that produces this kind of thing? >> reporter: and for its part, congress will hold its first hearing on gun violence, lester, this
videos of kaepernick getting his tats at the university of nevada in reno. his two artists worked with him since 2008. critics and lots of supporters have been weighing in on the ink. a rush of customers have come in to endless ink in reno, some of them asking for tattoos of kaepernick. >> a walking story of somebody that has ink, and is making good money, and living his dream. >> a stream of customers now after the whole kaepernick thing is just a dream come true. >>> speaking of kaepernick, we've got to speak about the 49ers and the super bowl. let's check in with jim. >> speaking of dreams come true should have been the lead-in, speaking of kaepernick. oh, my goodness, ladies. let's get right to it. there's only one place to start the sports segment, and that's with the 49ers' quest as they prepare for the super bowl run. now the national media running head-first into this one as expected. how about this, with a headline that reads there will be blood, "sports illustrated." this week's edition depicts the story line everyone is talking about, the battle of the brothers harbaugh
, nevada, sent us this photo, if it's in stock, we have it. if it's not in stock, you can finish that one on your own. finally, this photo. peggy from madison, alabama submitted this photo. if you can't figure that out, you probably shouldn't be operating heavy machinery. agreed? >> love it. good job, sara. >>> up next, we're going to tell you why now may be the best time to make your fortune. >> leader of the pack cease an -- cesar milan is here. we have puppies in our future. looking good. my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. [ female announcer ] eggo waffles are a great way to get your family together for breakfast. in fact, they might work too well. [ ding! ] [ shuffling, scooting ] [ clears throat ] [ children laugh ] [ female announcer ] golden, crispy outside. warm and fluffy inside. we are one good
working. nevada police department, st. andrew's church, san rafael police department and the point reyes sheriff substation. at each location, you can drop off guns between 11:00 this morning and 8:00 tonight. check that morning commute now with mike. how we looking? >> working at northbound up past the coliseum. both directions, an earlier crash on the southbound that has just cleared. the northbound side looks jammed, so does westbound. south of there in the opposite direction is the problem toward hayward. another crash moving to the shoulder and still slam jam. >> thank you very much. we'll have another local news update in about half an hour. enjoy your tuesday morning. ♪ ♪ i'm halfway to your heart ♪ you have to let me know ♪ so i don't make my worst mistake ♪ ♪ turn around and let you go [ female announcer ] when sweet and salty come together, the taste is irresistible. made with sweet, smooth peanut butter and salted, roasted peanuts. sweet and salty nut bars by nature valley. nature at its most delicious. tuesday morning, 15th day of january, 2013, as we say hi to so
in nevada and has a silicon valley feel. great pay and perks and fun culture. the model there is create a little fun and weirdness. >> i always heard recently airlines are struggling yet you like one airline in particular, southwest airlines. why is that on your list? >> your perception of airlines is right. southwest is the exception. southwest a long time ago decided the best way to forgive their customers a great experience is make sure the people who work there are having a good time. they have great pay, great benefits and really fun culture. >> what jobs specifically might people be looking for at southwest airlines? >> there are a lot of jobs at southwest. it's the same culture. work had the gate, flight attendant, pilot. >> have to have the training to be a pilot. recent college grad, might want to train a little bit. you say the state department and government it contracting company called fci federal are good places. >> if you're going to work for the government, why not work at the part of the government that will send you to a foreign lo kail, teach you a foreign language. t
. >> reporter: on tuesday, president obama will travel to las vegas, nevada, to talk about another big goal. immigration reform. political analysts say that the clock is ticking for him to get something done on that issue as well. >>> mark halperin, a senior political analyst for msnbc and "time" magazine. >> good morning. >> we don't want this to be another health care. it took a lot of political capitol. some say it took its eye off the economy ball at the time. with the gun debate, risk of expending too much political capital at the expense of immigration or other big-ticket things? >> there is that risk. but we saw at the president's inaugural address, the president wants to get big things done. some like immigration, like deficit reduction, immigration, are things that he talked about all along. this is a new issue, gun control. we are about to see the biggest effort ever by a president and vice president to try and change america's gun control laws, it will take some time. the president will stick through this year. >> is that because it works? he'll take it on the road. >> he has thi
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with out west from utah on into parts of parts of nevada. anywhere from 6 to 12 anywhere from 6 to 12" of snow. trel has been hazardous, at best. hazardous at best, and and it's just going to get to t worse. we've added to that a lot of o that a strong wind activity.f strong w let's look at the radar. right now it doesn't look that impressive.le it doesn't get through the w itt mountains there. impressive because it doesn' but if you get underneath this,, but if you get underneath this we are we are seeing snowfall rates of about six inches or so coming up about 6 inches or so coming up in the next, i would say, six hours. look hours. ave look at what we've got. we've gottice storm ice storm warnings. we've g we've got winter storm warnings and watches and snow advisories from oregon all the way to minnesota and parts of an to mi parts of wisconsin. here is the storm, getting 's ti itself together, making its ways to the north and bringing -- dragging behind it very cold air, gusty winds and a lot of n behind it very cold air, gusty winds and a snow. snowfall amounts, here is what s
. >> reporter: the president turning up the heat on congress, by taking his case to nevada. where latinos make up 27% of the population. l luis will be in the audience, undocumented immigrants working to gain citizenship. >> we need to feel free in this country. freedom in this country, what this country presumes to be. >> reporter: the president's remarks will mirror a speech he gave two years ago in el paso, texas. causing for stronger border security. >> being a nation of laws goes hand in hand with being a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: white house officials also praising the proposal of a bipartisan group of senators announced monday. lawmakers say now is the time to tackle immigration. >> we have been too content for too long to allow individuals to mow our lawn, serve our food, clean our homes and even watch our children, while not affording them any of the benefits that make our country so great. >> reporter: the plan would require undocumented immigrants seeking a green card and eventually citizenship to register with the federal government. pay fines and back taxes, undergo crimi
fr nevada. just to review, the president was joking about these nominations all going through in front of the republican leadership, which will have a big say in that. brennan to cia. hagel to the pentagon, kerry to the state department and is lew as chief of staff. andrea mitchell, back outside. >> as people are leaving here, those nominations are pretty much expected to go through. of course, chuck hagel has been the most controversial. but this is really a cabinet and our friends doris kearns goodwin, of course, really has written so eloquently about the team of rivals approach of the first obama cabinet and the parallels, of course, to abraham lincoln. we think so much about lincoln today. we think about martin luther king jr. today and the all of the echos of equal rights that came through in the speech. but this is going to be a cabinet not of rivals, but of friends and colleagues, of very close colleagues and we see what we are expecting next, of course, janice mcdonough to be chief of staff. i think the president has a comfort level with these people and the question w
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